Photo stories

Photo stories

Omnia Gourmet Dubai, in pictures

Omnia Gourmet Dubai, in pictures

Omnia Gourmet is Silvena Rowe’s first Dubai venture. You’ll find it here, at the Jumeirah 1 Fishing Harbour. Bookings not necessary, outdoor terrace, unlicensed.

November 13, 2014 ×

Photo stories

World of Nobu, dishes in focus

World of Nobu, dishes in focus

Just a quick flip through the dishes Nobu Matsuhisa had his international chefs cook up for us at the recent “World of Nobu” event at Atlantis Dubai. Was it worth it? Hell yes.

November 12, 2014 ×

Photo stories, travel

The accidental wedding

The accidental wedding

One week before Christmas I cashed in our skyward miles and flew to the Kerala city of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum to the thick tongued), and decamped at the Kempinski in Kovolam, taking two of my lovely female friends with me, and leaving all stresses, children and husband behind. Did I miss […]

April 25, 2014 ×

Photo stories

Dubai

In the meantime, happy Holi

It’s the festival of colour today, and so I thought I’d do a (fairly) wordless tribute. It’s a Hindu celebration, where they paint everything with powdered colour, and something I’d love to participate in first-hand one day, probably in Rajasthan, but I also like the idea of being in Braj, […]

March 17, 2014 ×

Attractions, Photo stories

HohenSalzburg – there is a castle above the clouds.

HohenSalzburg – there is a castle above the clouds.

In the middle of winter, there is a place in Salzburg to escape the cloud. A funicular breaks through the misty barrier every ten minutes and takes frozen revellers to a place where the sun shines, snowy mountains gleam in glorious light, and scarves and gloves can be shed, the […]

February 17, 2014 ×

Hotel Reviews, Photo stories, reviews

Four Seasons Hotel, Doha

Four Seasons Hotel, Doha

Once upon a time, there was a girl who looked for the most incredible luxury she could find. She decided that if there was a Four Seasons in any city in the world, she would try and stay there before looking anywhere else. Photostory – review follows the gallery. Four […]

January 13, 2014 ×

Hotel Reviews, Photo stories, reviews

Bab al Shams – Doorway to the Sun

Bab al Shams – Doorway to the Sun

Over the dunes, in a kingdom far, far away, there is an oasis they call Bab al Shams, or doorway to the sun. Photostory – review follows the gallery.

December 29, 2013 ×

Activities, Photo stories, reviews

Seeking Djinn – Jazirat al Hamra

Seeking Djinn – Jazirat al Hamra

Ras Al Khaimah reserves its place as the most geograpically beautiful of the Emirates. It’s sands are redder, dotted more frequently with the magical ghaf tree. It’s hills are higher, tall enough even to be the only Emirate to ever get snow (the real kind that they don’t get in […]

December 7, 2013 ×

Hotel Reviews, Photo stories

Capellades

Hostel Can Carol

Once upon a time, when transport had hooves, there was a villa beside the one-lane Barceolona-Madrid highway…. Photostory – notes below.

November 24, 2013 ×